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Finding fusion’s place
Fusion energy is attracting significant interest from governments and private capital markets. The deployment of fusion energy on a timeline that will affect climate change and offer another tool for energy security will require support from stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers around the world. Without broad support, fusion may fail to reach its potential as a “game-changing” technology to make a meaningful difference in addressing the twin challenges of climate change and geopolitical energy security.
The process of developing the necessary policy and regulatory support is already underway around the world. Leaders in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, and elsewhere are engaging with the key issues and will lead the way in setting the foundation for a global fusion industry.
J. Rauch, D. C. Pace, B. Crowley, R. D. Johnson, D. H. Kellman, C. J. Pawley, J. T. Scoville
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 500-504
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1333845
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On the DIII-D National Fusion Facility tokamak plasma diagnostics continue to improve and experiments increase in complexity. Hence the utility of dynamic control of the beam energy (and therefore also the injected torque, ion heating fraction, etc.) has become apparent. Here we report on upgrades that have been incorporated into the DIII-D Plasma Control System (PCS) and Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) systems in order to allow the beam acceleration voltage (Vaccel) to be varied continuously in a ≤20 kV range during a shot for the first time, generating new capabilities such as smooth plasma transitions and controllable interactions with Alfvén waves.